A friend gave me a nice deal on his Fiilex K412 LED light kit. Like most expensive photography equipment, they seemed over-priced until I used them. They’re really meant for video and I hope to use them for that one day. I have them set up in my “working” office and they’re easy to move around and put back in their small travel case. I wish they were brighter; however, that’s unreasonable for their size. These are all test shots.
She’s standing in front of a projection screen. I have a P360 and it’s soft box on her hair. I have one of the smaller Fiilex lights up high for a hair-light.
Here’s my cousin against a wall. Again, Fiilex P360 and softbox. Though I might have turned on one of my DIY fluorescent soft lights near the wall.
I have to get the soft-box/light within a few feet of the face. This is a problem because it is sometimes difficult to shoot directly into the face and not shoot the light itself.
A feature I found more useful than I thought I would, is the color balance. Marilyn is looking out my office window. I could manually adjust the color temperature to my liking.
I keep trying to drive the ISO down using these lights, which is stupid. For office portraits, I can get a nice shutter speed and sharp f-stop at ISO 1260, which is still low, noise-wise, for full-frame cameras.